Toowoomba District Primary School Individual Chess Championship

Date:                 Tuesday 5 March 2024

Start Time:     8.30 am arrival with a 9.00 am (Sharp) start

Finish Time:  Approximately 4.00 pm

Venue:             Toowoomba Anglican School – Millenium Centre

Entry:              $20.00 per student

Entry Deadline:      Thursday 29 February 2024 at 5.00 pm


Download your entry forms below using these two buttons.

Send your completed entry forms to by 5.00 pm on Thursday 29 February 2024.

 Tournament Details

The Toowoomba District Primary School Individual Chess Championship will be held on Tuesday 5 March 2024 at Toowoomba Anglican School Millenium Centre.

Drop Off and Pick Up

Drop off – 8.30 am for a 9.00 am start

Pick Up – approximately 4.00 pm


There will be 7 or 8 rounds based on final numbers.


This tournament is open to all primary school students, from Year 1 right up to Year 6.  They can compete in one of two divisions.

  •  Novice division is for Years 1 to 3
  • Open division is open to all levels up to Year 6


  • 1st Place – Trophy (both divisions)
  • 2nd Place – Trophy (both divisions)
  • 3rd Place – Trophy (both divisions)
  • Outstanding Male Achievement Award (both divisions)
  • Outstanding Female Achievement Award (both divisions)
  • Best Year 1 – Medallion
  • Best Year 2 – Medallion
  • Best Year 3 – Medallion
  • Best Year 4 – Medallion
  • Best Year 5 – Medallion
  • Best Year 6 – Medallion

(NOTE: only 1 prize per person)

School Requirements

  • Each school needs to have at least one representative/s (e.g. teacher) from their school for the supervision and responsibility of their students.
  • Because the venue is near an oval, students may be permitted to play on it in between rounds/games.
  • Please download entry forms using the buttons above, complete and send your completed entry forms to by 5.00 pm on Thursday 29 February 2024.
  • Please collect the money for all your students (at your end). The Toowoomba Chess Club will invoice your school for the total amount of students from your school after the event.
  • There is now a new requirement by our state chess body that we must collect contact details of all parents of children playing (school contact details are not sufficient)


  • Please arrange to let your child/ren’s school know if they are available to play and advise ASAP.
  • It is recommended that students bring bottled water on the day.
  • The school will be running a tuckshop at the tournament. Further details are forthcoming.
  • Please pack food and drink, e.g. lunch for your child/ren if you’d prefer.
  • Refund of entry fee due to illness will only be accepted if notified before round 1 commences.


General photographs of the playing venue and the children (as a whole) playing will be taken on the day by the Toowoomba Chess Club and may be added to our website or Facebook Page.

Tournament Participation Rules

For all the rules and regulations on participation click here.


Please direct all enquiries to Sam Buckley, Toowoomba Chess Club on 0482 076 811 or email to or Les Lord, Director of Play on 0408 835 880 .


The red arrow shows the location of the tournament.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do my children have to wear school uniform?

As this tournament is on a school day and your child will be representing your school, it is imperative that school uniforms are worn.

How do I enter?

All entries are made via your child’s school. If you haven’t received anything from your school regarding this tournament, please get in touch with their reception and they’ll be able to assist you.

Who do I pay my entry fees to?

Please pay your entry fee and provide your details to your child’s school.

I'd love to help out if I can. What options do I have?

We are always on the look out for parent volunteers. Your involvement in these tournaments make a large contribution to their success. We can’t be successful without you.

Your options to assist include…

  1. Taking results from children at the results desk.
  2. If you are good at chess, being an official who answers questions from players when they put up their hands during rounds and assisting with chess clocks.
  3. Setting up the night before. 
What requirements are there to volunteer on the day?

If you are a parent of a player there are no other requirements to be able to assist.

If you are not a parent, you will require a blue card and have it linked to the Toowoomba Chess Club Organisation Register.

After the event, how do I find out how my child did overall?

The results will be added to the Toowoomba Chess Club website sometime the day after the tournament.

They can be found under “Results>School Tournament Results” in the menu.

You can also click on this link –

What is the deadline for entries?

Your school will need to collate all the entries and send me the entire list by 5.00 pm on Thursday 1 March 2024.  

You will need to make sure you get your entry details to your school in plenty of time for them to meet that deadline.

My child is sick and can't make it. What do I do?

If your child is unwell, it is best to contact your school, and also the tournament organisers so your child can be removed from the draw.

Please text your child’s name and school to Sam on 0482 076 811.